Delores Little Killer - Standing Soldier, Waunsila Win, 80, of Rapid City, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at a local nursing home.
Viewing: 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013 at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service at Serenity Springs of Rapid City.
Traditional Lakota service: 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the TNT Hall, located across from the Crazy Horse High School, Wanblee, with Richard Moves Camp and Richard Two Dogs conducting the service.
Inurnment of her ashes: St Joseph Cemetery, Hisle.
She is survived by her children; Michael Standing Soldier, Lower Brule, Timothy Standing Soldier, Rapid City, Norman Standing Soldier, Martin, Richard Standing Soldier, Lower Brule, Gloria Standing Soldier, Rapid City, Alice Standing Soldier, Martin, Mary Standing Soldier, Hot Springs, Juanita Rodriquez, Sioux Falls, Nostalgia Wright, Alexandria, Va. and Phyllis Myers, Cache, Okla.; her brothers and sisters; Leona Richards, Houston, Texas, Barbara Ann Smith, Yankton, Geraldine Shangreaux, Rita Maria Shangreau, Mabel Lee Shangreau, and Thomas Shangreau, all of Rapid City, 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Delores Little Killer (Standing Soldier) was born on January 15, 1933. She lived the majority of her life in the Hisle community. She was the daughter of Leon Little Killer and Margaret Randall.
Throughout her life she shared stories with her children of how proud she was to be a descendant of the Conquering Bear tiospaye. She taught her children the importance of knowing your ancestors. Her eyes would light up when she shared stories about growing up around Wanblee and the Hisle area. She told stories of spending time with her sister Leona at her grandmother Alice’s home. Waunsila Win loved to reminisce about her grandmother Julia Wild Horse. One of her fondest childhood memories is when she would spend the summer months at Quiver Camp. She told about how she watched her grandmother Wild Horse make dried meat, prepare hides and tend the Inipi fire for husband Boss Quiver.
Her early school years were spent at boarding school in Pine Ridge and she later attended Holy Rosary Indian Mission. She attended OLC and received her AA degree in early child-hood development. She taught for many years at the Wanblee Head Start.
She was proud to have been married to Peta Yuha Mani – Robert Standing Soldier for over 50 years, and grateful that Tunkasila allowed her to have 12 children, 6 daughters and 6 sons.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons. She will be laid to rest at the Saint Joseph cemetery in Hisle, South Dakota.
Waunsila Win joined Peta Yuha Mani on May 3rd 2013.
Friends and family may sign her online guest register at www.serenityspringsfuneralchapel.com.
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